Marvel's THE HUMAN FLY Movie In Development

Marvel's THE HUMAN FLY Movie In Development

It would seem it's not just DC who are revisiting some of their more obscure characters. Alan Brewer and Steven Goldman have picked up the reverted rights to The Human Fly, a Marvel comic book based on real-life stuntman, Joe Ramacieri..

First we had DC's Metal Men, now it's Marvel's The Human Fly! Deadline report that a movie based on the former Marvel Comic character is in development at Eisenberg-Fisher Productions/Paramount after Alan Brewer and Steven Goldman picked up the reverted rights on the property recently. Apparently Goldman will direct while Brewer, along with James Reach, will produce. Tony Babinski, Cirque Du Soleil’s in-house historian, wrote the Montreal-based screenplay.

There are actually two characters calling themselves The Human Fly in the Marvel Universe, one is a Spider-Man villain, and then there's this fella. If you haven't head of him, Wikipedia provides..

The second Human Fly was a young man of unknown identity who was severely injured during a car crash. After a long hospitalization, including a number of reconstructive surgeries in which much of his skeleton was replaced by steel, he took on the masked identity of the Human Fly. As the Human Fly, he performed daredevil stunts to benefit various charities, especially those helping children with disabilities. His activities often drew him into conflict with criminals, who were often seeking to rob the charity events at which he performed. Additionally, he drew the attention of Spider-Man, who thought he might be the villain of the same name. The character was based on real-life stuntman Rick Rojatt. The comic book carried the tag line "The Wildest Super-Hero Ever — Because He's Real!", and photographs of someone in a Human Fly costume appeared in the books. Jim Shooter, a high-ranking member of Marvel's editorial staff at the time of publication, said in 2007 that the photos were indeed of Rojatt.

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LMB10 - 6/27/2012, 10:27 AM

Never heard of the character before, but sounds alrght I guess.
Dynamo - 6/27/2012, 10:27 AM
You gotta be [frick]ing kidding me. Not every Marvel character deserves their own film, you know.
ksommer - 6/27/2012, 10:29 AM
The important thing to note is that this is NOT Marvel Studios....
superotherside - 6/27/2012, 10:32 AM
I don't think this is a Marvel Studio's movie. It's an indie film.

Eisenberg-Fisher Productions, which is based on the Paramount lot, will executive produce the proposed indie, with financing said to be coming from private-equity sources. Goldman is poised to direct. Brewer, along with James Reach, will produce. Tony Babinski, Cirque Du Soleil’s in-house historian, wrote the Montreal-based screenplay. Goldman is repped by Michael Lewis & Associates and Anarchy Management. Brewer and Babinski are repped by WME.

That said, I don't think this is a bad idea. Sounds like a cool story done in an indie film. :)
DaenerysTargaryen - 6/27/2012, 10:37 AM
CaptainObvious - 6/27/2012, 10:40 AM
But why?
InfiniteMonkey - 6/27/2012, 10:42 AM
Bwahahahahahhaaa! What's their budget? 50K? LOL! Straight to Beta Max! LOL
The14thAvenger - 6/27/2012, 10:42 AM
Sounds interesting, but why call yourself the human fly?
ralfinader - 6/27/2012, 10:54 AM
That has to be Paramount's only Marvel charactor. I remember this dude, and the comic, lol. Should be good for a laugh at least.
marvelstudios - 6/27/2012, 10:55 AM
lol wth is this. at least its not by marvel studios
TheBigBoss917 - 6/27/2012, 10:58 AM
Ant Man...Human Fly...good line up
Super12 - 6/27/2012, 10:58 AM
Why not? Sounds ok. It's not part of the MCU or anything so it's no real big deal if it tanks.
SuperJoe - 6/27/2012, 10:59 AM
Fabs - 6/27/2012, 10:59 AM
heh I actually use to like this run of comics, and have a few copies. :) If I recall correctly the premise was to get the readers to send in ideas for stunts that would be incorporated into the comic book stories. Guess the premise will be of a stunt-man that uses his stunt-man skills to be a real-life hero. Decent potential for a run-of-the-mill-action-flick as long as they manage to avoid making it campy. Although yes, the name sucks..
SageMode - 6/27/2012, 11:00 AM
As long as its not MARVEL STUDIOS helmed, then it really doesn't affect me
darkspark - 6/27/2012, 11:00 AM
This sounds really dumb...
marantaz - 6/27/2012, 11:21 AM
The premise as stated, that he does stunts for charities that just happen to be the target of criminals and he therefore has to do super hero stuff, sounds like the Incredible Huld tv show all over again. Egads! Let's hope they don't rip off that overly-used and redundant storyline. Stick with the origin, but have him look for crimees to prevent, not always be the reluctant hero/innocent bystander bullcrap.
MGS - 6/27/2012, 11:26 AM
Not more fly than... Super Fly!! You dig brother?!
RaMMaR - 6/27/2012, 11:57 AM
i still have the first issue of that. Seemed like a way to capitalize on the popularity of Evel Knievel at the time. Could work, but might draw comparisons to "xXx."
SeaSerpentine - 6/27/2012, 12:09 PM
No thanks.
Cosmic1 - 6/27/2012, 12:10 PM
LOL and I almost threw out my copy of the human fly number one.
m0th3r - 6/27/2012, 12:14 PM
@Rokker10 CONDORMAN..disneys first superhero franchise.. :)
Durf - 6/27/2012, 12:22 PM
LOL, what?! This sounds so stupid! LMAO!
Keldor - 6/27/2012, 12:33 PM
Aw, beat me to it.
DukeAcureds - 6/27/2012, 12:56 PM
Didn't Bruce Lee play The Human Fly once?
dnno1 - 6/27/2012, 1:02 PM
It should be based on a true story.

I remember seeing him stand atop a Boeing 727 and fly around cities. I think his real name was Rick Rojett.
marvel72 - 6/27/2012, 1:03 PM
its not a part of the marvel cinematic universe,so i don't give a shit.
Wrecker - 6/27/2012, 1:16 PM
This is the story behind the upcoming feature film entitled THE HUMAN FLY

I enjoyed the comic back in the day!
Fogs - 6/27/2012, 1:23 PM
I think it would be nice to have some more obscure / alternative Marvel stories onscreen, like we had with DC ones, like Watchmen, Constantine and such.

I wouldn't mind that.
HULK2099 - 6/27/2012, 2:19 PM
Very minor character hmm how will this play out
LucasMend - 6/27/2012, 2:43 PM
Nice too see that marvel won't produce only things from the main universe, bring it
Gose - 6/27/2012, 2:49 PM
MARVEL COMICS GROUP, the next wonder years ....
WEJAlen20 - 6/27/2012, 3:17 PM
I think it's about the real guy who was a stunt man, NOT the comic

That will work...
Turtlestrong - 6/27/2012, 4:42 PM
I hope Marvel gets the rights back to this and adds him to the Avengers!

Go get em' Human Fly, they can't beat Thanos without ya'! lol

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